When drivers flee the scene of an injury car accident, it can delay the victims receiving needed care. It can also leave those injured wondering where to turn for financial compensation if the hit and run driver goes unlocated.
A Davie hit and run accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you explore your options for seeking car accident damages, even if the police never find the liable driver. We will fight for the settlement or verdict you need to pay for your accident-related losses.
We Can Seek Compensation for Medical Bills And More
Florida is a no-fault insurance state, meaning drivers carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to pay for medical treatment resulting from a car accident. Therefore, injured parties must turn to their PIP first, regardless of who caused the crash.
However, if you have severe injuries or expenses exceeding your PIP coverage, you could seek compensation from an at-fault driver. But in a hit and run accident case, available damages will depend on applicable insurance policies and whether law enforcement apprehends the driver who fled. Our attorneys can help you pursue:
You may have multiple options for seeking medical compensation. As mentioned, you must start with a personal injury protection (PIP) claim. According to Florida Statutes § 627.736, drivers must have a minimum of $10,000 in PIP, which pays for 80 percent of accident-related medical expenses. However, you must seek initial care within 14 days of your accident. Coverage includes:
- Emergency transportation
- Dental care
- Prosthetic devices
- Nursing services
- Any other medically necessary treatment
You may also have other insurance policies that provide medical compensation, including uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) protection. Our lawyers can review your coverage and file a claim under applicable policies.
If police find the hit and run driver who caused your crash, we’ll determine whether they have a bodily injury liability (BIL) policy and possibly file a claim with their insurance provider. However, BIL is optional in Florida. Finally, you may be eligible to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
The Cost of Vehicle Repairs
We can turn to your insurance provider for compensation for your vehicle damages if you carry collision or comprehensive coverage. We can also seek awards from the liable driver if they are caught.
Though Florida does not require BIL, the state does mandate that drivers have $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL). We can assist with a property damage insurance claim or lawsuit. You can recover the cost of fixing your car or the value of a replacement vehicle if the damages constitute a total loss.
We can help you pursue lost income through a UM claim or lawsuit against the liable driver. Wage compensation may include back pay, lost benefits, earnings, tips, bonuses, retirement income, and loss of future earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering Damages
Severe injuries can change your life and reduce your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our hit and run accident lawyers serving Davie could seek compensation for:
- Sleep issues
- Physical pain
- Loss of limb or body party
- Paralysis or loss of mobility
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Wrongful Death Compensation
If your loved one sustained a fatal hit and run accident injury, you might qualify for wrongful death awards. We can seek compensation on behalf of your loved one’s estate and surviving family members. Awards may include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of the deceased’s support and services
Our Attorneys Can Handle Your Insurance Claims
If your hit and run accident occurred on South University Drive, Griffin Road, or anywhere else in Davie, our lawyers could assist with your case. We can help you file claims and seek fair compensation through your insurance provider or the liable driver’s insurance company if possible. Our team will:
- Calculate your damages using your medical bills, pay stubs, vehicle repair receipts, and proof of out-of-pocket expenses
- Prove the hit and run driver caused your crash using evidence, including witness statements, surveillance video, and crash site data
- Work with medical professionals, crash reconstruction specialists, and other experts relevant to your case
- File your claims paperwork and track insurance deadlines
- Communicate with insurance companies on your behalf
- Represent you during negotiations
Take Legal Action for Your Hit and Run Accident Before the Deadline Hits
Our hit and run accident attorneys serving Davie will do what it takes to get the compensation you deserve, including legal action against a liable driver or insurance company. We will investigate your accident and build a personal injury or wrongful death case if necessary.
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years to sue for wrongful death. The clock starts at the time of injury or death.
If You Suffered Injuries in a Hit and Run in Davie, You Are Not Alone
Sadly, hit and run accidents are not uncommon in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), about one in four traffic accidents in the state every year involves a hit and run driver. In addition, the FLHSMV reported nearly 13,000 hit and run crashes in Broward County in 2021.
Thankfully, if you sustained injuries in a hit and run, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can stand by your side. When you work with us, we:
- Schedule your medical appointments
- Help get your car fixed
- Provide your attorney’s phone number
- Return calls and emails quickly
- Send you regular case updates
- Fight for every penny owed to you
Reach Out to the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we strive to offer our clients responsive legal care. We worry about your case so that you can focus on getting better.
Contact our team today to learn more about how a Davie hit and run accident lawyer can help you seek the compensation you need to keep mounting bills from overwhelming your life. The call is free, and our services cost nothing upfront or out of pocket. We only get paid if we secure awards for you.
We Can Help.